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Services set for young couple killed in Butler Twp. crash

Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 10:51 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 7:27 AM

UPDATE @ 7:27 a.m. (Dec. 6): 

Funeral and visitation services are set for Kaitlin Bradley and Kyle Gross, the young couple killed in a crash over the weekend. 

Visitation for Kyle Gross will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Kindred Funeral Home, 400 Union Blvd., Englewood. His funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at funeral home with Pastor Todd Hoskins officiating. Interment will follow the service at Polk Grove Cemetery in Butler Twp.

Kyle Gross was a four-year letterman in wrestling in high school at Northmont High School where he graduated, reads his obituary.

Kyle Gross was also a graduate of the Miami Valley CTC - Machine Trades program. He was employed at Beau Townsend Nissan and had attended Sinclair Community College in the Business Administration program, according to the obituary.

Visitation for Kaitlin Bradley will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Kindred Funeral Home. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Arlington Cemetery in Brookville.

Kaitlin Bradley was a former student at Northmont High School. She graduated from Tri County North High School in 2016 and the Miami Valley CTC -Animal Care Management, according to her obituary.

Kaitlin was working at Perfect Paws Grooming in Lewisburg. She enjoyed cheerleading, playing sports, being with her friends and caring for animals, the obituary reads.

UPDATE @ 5:25 p.m. (Dec. 5): Excessive speed may have been involved in the weekend Butler Twp. crash on Meeker Road that left a 19- and 20-year-old dead, township Police Chief John Porter said. 

In a prepared statement released moments ago, the initial investigation shows that a 2009 red Nissan sedan was headed south on Meeker when the driver apparently lost control and struck a tree. 

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Both occupants, 19-year-old Kaitlin Bradley of Lewisburg and 20-year-old Kyle Gross of Clayton, were ejected and died at the scene, just north of the I-70 overpass. 

No one witnessed the crash but a passer-by happened upon the crash scene, went to a friend's residence nearby, and dialed 9-1-1. 

Crews dispatched about 1:20 a.m. Sunday arrived to find the severely damaged sedan and the victims. 

The investigation is continuing, Chief Porter said in the statement.

INITIAL REPORT (Dec. 5)

Two people were killed in a weekend crash on Meeker Road in Butler Twp., according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. 

Kyle Gross, 20, of Clayton and Kaitlin Bradley, 19, of Lewisburg, both died in the crash on Meeker Road north of Interstate 70 in Butler Twp. early Sunday morning. 

Gross and Bradley died from blunt force trauma from an accident, according to records from the coroner’s office. 

Additional details about the crash were not available. Butler Twp. police have not responded to requests for information about the crash. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com 

Beavercreek budgets $5.8M in road construction projects

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:56 AM

A major project to widen Dayton-Xenia Road and add sidewalks is ongoing in the city of Beavercreek. Richard Wilson/Staff
A major project to widen Dayton-Xenia Road and add sidewalks is ongoing in the city of Beavercreek. Richard Wilson/Staff

Beavercreek residents can expect to see some significant road construction projects this year.

City leaders announced they have budgeted about $5.8 million in road construction improvements for the year.

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Major thoroughfares that are slated to get improvements include National, Indian Ripple, North Fairfield and Shakertown roads.

Work to widen Dayton-Xenia and Shakertown roads is ongoing and expected to be wrapped up by the summer.

In addition, officials said the city is aiming to beat last year’s record total of “16 centerline miles” that were resurfaced.

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Residents with questions should call the city engineer’s office at (937) 427-5513.

Warren County’s Massie Twp. meeting tonight over fire department future

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:43 AM


            The Massie Twp. Board of Trustees has called a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. today to discuss the future of the township fire department.
The Massie Twp. Board of Trustees has called a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. today to discuss the future of the township fire department.

The Massie Twp. Board of Trustees has called a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. today to discuss the future of the township fire department.

Fire Chief Scott Hines, the department’s only paid employee, resigned on Jan. 2 after learning he was under scrutiny for purchasing food for firefighters, and part of the department’s entirely volunteer force resigned too.

“They left us with a skeleton crew,” Trustee David Crisenbery said this morning.

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The township, home to about 1,500 residents, is on the south side of Caesar Creek Lake. The department handles emergency calls from the lake.

Since Hines’ resignation, fire and emergency calls are being handled by the remaining department along with mutual aid from fire departments in Wayne Twp., Warren County, and Chester Twp., Clinton County.

The trustees are also weighing creating a joint fire district with Chester Twp. with new levies supporting the operation.

“That is the goal,” Trustee Daryl McKinney said.

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A larger district qualifies for more grants, McKinney said.

The Massie Twp department operates on a $92,000 budget from two levies.

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Crisenbery said the township could seek an additional local levy to fund part-time paid firefighters. Also, Hines’ replacement could be picked, Crisenbery added.

“Anything’s possible tonight,” Crisenbery said. “All options, I feel, should be on the table.”

Hines could not be immediately reached.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the township fire station, 10 N. Harveysburg Road.

Surgical mask wearing men wanted for Union CVS robbery

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Two men who were wearing surgical masks are wanted after they attempted to rob the CVS Pharmacy on South Main Street in Union Monday night.

Officers responded to the business at 124 S. Main St. around 9 p.m. after the suspects entered and passed a note to a pharmacy worker demanding prescription drugs, according to Union Police.

The first suspect was described as being in his early 20s with a grey zip-up sweatshirt, dark pants, black winter hat, a white latex glove and blue surgical mask, investigators said.

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The second suspect, also in his early 20s, was said to have been wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, black winter hat and blue surgical mask, police said.

Police said the men threatened to shoot the worker if they didn’t hand over the drugs, however a gun was not scene.

Both men fled the store before getting the items, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Union Police at 937-836-0912.

At least 2 dogs rescued in Middletown fire on Young Street

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Baltimore St fire in Middletown

UPDATE @ 11:06 a.m. (Jan. 16):

No people were home when a duplex on Young Street caught fire Tuesday morning.

Firefighters responded to the residence in the 1100 block shortly before 9:30 a.m.
Several cats and dogs were rescued from the house and the American Red Cross is assisting the residence.

Kevin Gordon, hugs his dog Leo, after Middletown Division of Fire rescued the dog from Gordon Home. Photo by Marshall Gorby

A cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Temperatures and icy conditions made a “tough job tougher,” said Middletown Deputy Fire Chief Dave Adams.

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m. (Jan. 16):

Firefighters rescued at least two dogs from a duplex on Young Street after fire damaged the upper level of the building, according to officials.

It’s unknown if any injuries were reported.

INITIAL REPORT:

A fire has been reported at a residence on Young Street in Middletown this morning.

Firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Young around 9:25 a.m.

We’re working to learn whether any injuries have been reported.